Houston Lands Largest Passenger Aircraft in the World; Historic Flight is a First for Texas

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is welcoming the largest passenger aircraft in the world to Texas. The Lufthansa A380 will make its first arrival at Intercontinental on Wednesday, August 1, and is inviting Houston to the “A380 Houston Party” to celebrate from noon – 2 p.m. at FM 1960, just east of… Read the full press release

Airports Going Green Agenda Announced — Register Today

CHICAGO, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Don’t miss the fifth annual Airports Going Green conference in Chicago this fall! The conference will be held Nov. 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel in Chicago. Register today at www.airportsgoinggreen.org  and take a look at the exciting, informative agenda below. Airports Going Green is the aviation industry’s leading sustainability forum and will offer the opportunity to hear about sustainability… Read the full press release

Five Star Carrier’s Specially Designed Iftar Boxes And Carefully Selected Meal Options Offer Passengers A New Gastronomical Experience This Ramadan

Doha, QATAR, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Qatar Airways will bring a taste of Qatari hospitality to the skies by offering guests who are fasting with a specially designed Iftar box. The box consists of traditional and local gastronomical delights traditionally associated with breaking of the fast. Qatar Airways Iftar Boxes In… Read the full press release

LOT zwiększa swoją ofertę na trasach krajowych

Warszawa, 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Od 1 sierpnia br. Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT zwiększają swoją ofertę na rejsach krajowych poprzez wprowadzenie na stałe do rozkładu lotów dodatkowego rejsu z Warszawy do Rzeszowa. LOT rozważa również zwiększenie częstotliwości rejsów na innych połączeniach krajowych. Dodatkowy rejs do Rzeszowa wykonywany będzie samolotem typu Embraer 170 lub 175, który może… Read the full press release

airberlin: Stefan Magiera to be New Vice President Corporate Sales for DACH Region

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — As of 1st August 2012, Stefan Magiera (37) will take up the position of Vice President Corporate Sales for the DACH region, which covers Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trained travel agent and business administration graduate will be responsible for corporate customer sales and travel agencies. He will report to Otto Gergye,… Read the full press release

Star Alliance builds new lounge at Los Angeles’ upgraded Tom Bradley International Terminal

Air New Zealand to Lead the Project / Lounge to Open in May 2013 2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance member carrier Air New Zealand has been selected to design and manage the Alliance’s new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. The creation of this facility has been made possible by the US$ 1.7 billion redevelopment… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport Welcomes over Seven Million Passengers in First Half of 2012

Airport sees 22.8% increase in the first six months compared to same period in 2011 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today that Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed 7,050,646 passengers during the first half of 2012, a significant increase of 22.8% compared to the same period in… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Monday 30 July

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 229,644 passengers expected in the terminals – 111, 299 of which are arrivals. Around 560 members of the Games Family* are expected to arrive at Heathrow today, with a further 180 departing A busy day at the airport with 229,644 passengers expected in the terminals… Read the full press release

RYANAIR Q1 REVENUES GROW 11%, TRAFFIC GROWS 6% TO 22.5M PROFIT’S DECLINE 29% TO €99M – FULL YEAR GUIDANCE UNCHANGED.

2012-07-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline today (Jul 30) announced that Q1 revenues increased 11% to €1,284m as traffic grew 6% and ave. fares rose 4%.  Unit costs rose 10% mainly due to a 27% (€117m) increase in fuel costs which led to a €40m decline in Q1 profit-as previously guided-to €99m. Summary… Read the full press release

Iberia promotes best spanish wines to Business Travellers

From August through October long-haul business passengers can choose reds from Rioja, Toro, and Castilla La Mancha, and whites from Rueda and Rías Baixas. Madrid, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia, advised by the Todovino Spanish wine specialist consulting firm, has selected the wines to be offered to its long-haul Business Plus passengers in the August-October period. Iberia flights to and from… Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport to host exhibit featuring Hoosier athletes, inventors, and business leaders

The Indiana Humanities ‘‘Spirit of Competition’’ exhibit contains a variety of engaging interactives, films, and stories about unknown and well-known Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS ,2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Just in time for some highly competitive events that are coming to town, such as the Brickyard 400 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, visitors to the Indianapolis International Airport… Read the full press release

Cooperation agreement between Iberia and Santander Group

Covers Iberia’s inclusion as partner in Santander’s loyalty programmes, and specific actions in more than 20 countries Madrid, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia Airlines and the Santander banking Group have signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement intended to benefit the customers of both, chiefly in Latin America. Iberia will become a strategic partner in the Santander Group’s loyalty programmes, and the… Read the full press release

London City Airport staff get green fingered at Britannia Village Hall

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nine staff members from London City Airport recently volunteered at Britannia Village Hall in West Silvertown, Newham, as part of a team challenge organised by the airport. The volunteers set to work on the community centre’s garden to give it a makeover as requested by centre users and management. The team of… Read the full press release

Shuttle service to operate between airport and Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brickyard 400 fans will have a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Race Day, Sunday, July 29. Air-conditioned shuttle service will begin continuous departures at 8 a.m. through the start of the race at 1 p.m. Return service from the… Read the full press release

Terminal 2 parking lot reopens at San Diego International Airport

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ —  700 short-term parking spaces will be available for travelers. What: The short-term parking lot in front of Terminal 2 – which had been relocated for  15 months as part of The Green Build construction – will reopen to airport visitors, providing more convenient parking for travelers flying out of Terminal 2…. Read the full press release

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Announces UK’s Newest Transit Shed Operator

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A Doncaster based company has the world at its finger tips thanks to a deal with the region’s airport. Anglo World Cargo, a sub division of Anglo European Express (Doncaster) Ltd, have been appointed as the Cargo Terminal Operator for Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and become the UK’s newest Transit Shed operator…. Read the full press release

Leeds Bradford Airport 80th Anniversary Exhibition

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leeds Bradford Airport’s 80th anniversary exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum has extended its show times until Wednesday 8th August due to popular demand. The fascinating collection of photographs and previously unseen memorabilia charts the history of the airport through the ages. The exhibition follows Leeds Bradford Airport’s journey from its humble… Read the full press release

TRANSFORM 2015: UPDATE ON THE VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY PLAN FOR GROUND STAFF AND THE REFERENDUMS FOR CABIN CREWS

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — In line with the initial schedule, on Thursday 26 July 2012, the Air France Central Works Council was informed of the Human Resources and Skills Planning (GPEC) and the proposed voluntary redundancy plan for ground staff. This voluntary redundancy plan consolidates the Company’s commitment to exclude the use of forced departures in… Read the full press release

SOUTHEND SATISFACTION FOR EASYJET PASSENGERS

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — easyJet has got off to a flying start with passengers at London Southend Airport, according to the findings of a new customer survey. The UK’s largest airline began flying passengers from its eleventh and newest UK base for the first time at the start of April this year and latest research confirms… Read the full press release

South West’s Swiss link to continue into 2013

 Helvetic Airways confirms commitment to Bristol-Zurich service 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Helvetic Airways has confirmed its continued commitment to the South West and Wales by announcing its schedule of flights from Bristol Airport to Zurich for winter 2012/13. The three-times weekly service to the Swiss financial centre has operated since December 2011, and has proved popular… Read the full press release

Ethiopian First Dreamliner Clad in Ethiopian Livery

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that its Boeing 787 Dreamliner is painted in Ethiopian livery and is at the final stages of preparation for delivery. After being painted with the colors of green, yellow and red, today the Ethiopian Dreamliner will fly back to Seattle from… Read the full press release

LOT zwiększa oferowanie na połączeniach krajowych

Warszawa, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT podjęły decyzję o operacyjnych podmianach swoich samolotów na większe na najbardziej popularnych trasach krajowych w związku z zawieszeniem działalności przewoźnika OLT Express. Narodowy przewoźnik na bieżąco analizuje sytuację w portach krajowych i w przypadku zapotrzebowania dokonuje podmian samolotów na większe. W godzinach nocnych dokonano takie zamiany na… Read the full press release

Marbling Fest At Atatürk Airport!

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Passengers traveling through Istanbul Atatürk Airport International Terminal operated by TAV Airports met with TAV Marbling Art Workshop and instructor Eda Özbekkangay. The exhibition showcasing the marbling works of TAV employees is on display during Ramadan at TAV Gallery Istanbul. Organized by TAV Airports, a global brand in the airport operations sector,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa withdrawing service from Munich to Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia

LH flights from Frankfurt to Singapore will continue /Jakarta will no longer be served 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Lufthansa is cancelling its Munich-Singapore route with the introduction of the 2012/13 winter schedule. As a result, the onward flight from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia, will no longer be operated. Singapore and Jakarta are currently served five times… Read the full press release

LOT podpisał umowę z firmą Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited na obsługę Dreamlinerów

Warszawa, 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT podpisały umowę z firmą Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) z Wielkiej Brytanii, na podstawie której brytyjska spółka będzie obsługiwać samoloty Boeing 787 Dreamliner polskiego przewoźnika. Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT wybrały nagrodzoną wieloma nagrodami, niezależną spółkę Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), na głównego wykonawcę liniowej obsługi technicznej ośmiu… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport: Games media update – Friday 27th July

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — A busy day at the airport with 232,000 passengers expected in the terminals – 115,000 of which are arrivals. With the Olympics opening ceremony taking place this evening around 700 members of the Games Family are expected at Heathrow today, far fewer than in recent days. There is a chance of thundery… Read the full press release

Oman Air Appoints Assistant Country Manager to UK Team

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Oman Air has appointed Jamal Al Azki to the newly-created position of Assistant Country Manager for the UK and Ireland. He will be based at Oman Air’s UK office in Chiswick, London, and will report to Country Manager Rohan Alce. Mr Al Azki was previously Oman Air’s District Sales Manager for the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes

DALLAS – 2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced executive changes at the Company. Teresa Laraba, most recently Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Customer Services, has been named the airline’s Senior Vice President of Customers. In this new role, Laraba will continue to provide senior Leadership for three departments: Customer Support & Services, Customer… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific flight schedule integrity improving; Passengers without confirmed bookings advised not to go to the airport

2012-07-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that its flight schedule integrity is improving while it has been working hard to put its planes and crew back into position and clear the backlog of customers arising from flight cancellations and diversions caused by typhoon Vicente and the subsequent bad weather throughout the week. Passengers… Read the full press release